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Roger De Hoveden The Annals vol.1., From A.D. 732 To A.D. 1180.


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Roger De Hoveden
The Annals vol.1., From A.D. 732 To A.D. 1180.
page 231

220 AOTAIS OF B.OGEB. DE HOVEDEX. A.D. 1129. Europe, the Franks derive their origin from the Trojans. For Antenor, flying with his people on the fall of Troy, built a city in the territories of Pannonia, called Sycamhria. After the death of Antenor, they appointed as their leaders Turgot and Francion, from whom the Franks derive their name. On their death, these were succeeded by Marcomer, who was the father of Pharamond, the first king of the Franks ; Pharamond begat Clodius Crinitus,'4 from whom the kings of France have the name of 'Criniti ;' and Clodius was succeeded by Meroveus, his kinsman, from whom the kings of France received the name of Merovingians. Meroveus begat Childeric, and he begat Clodovius," who was baptized by Saint Ilemigius. Clodo-vius begat Clotaire, who begat Chilperic, and he Clotaire the Second. Clotaire begat Dagobert, that most famous king, who begat Clodovius ; by Saint Batilda, his queen, Clodovius begat three sons, namely, Clotaire, Childeric, and Theoderic. King Theoderic begat Childebert, and he Dagobert, who begat Theoderic, the father of Clotaire, the last of this line. In succession to him reigned Hilderic, who afterwards received the tonsure, and retired to a monastery, Pepin being made king. In another genealogical line, by the daughter of king Clotaire Ansbert begat Arnold, and Saint Arnold Arnulph, afterwards bishop of Metz. Saint Arnulph begat Anchises, and he Pepin, the mayor of the palaee ; Pepin begat Charles Martel, and he king Pepin. King Pepin was father of the emperor, Charles the Great.76 who shone like a constellation among his predecessors and successors. Charles begat the emperor Louis, and he the emperor Charles the Bald, and he king Louis, the father of Charles the Simple. Charles the Simple begat Louis, and he Lothaire, who begat Louis, the last king of that Bne. After his death, the Franks set over themselves duke Hugh,77 the son of the great duke Hugh. King Hugh was the father of Bobert, a most pious king, which king Eobert begat three sons, Hugh, a most beloved duke, and Henry, a most amiable king, and Bobert, duke of Burgundy. King Henry was the father of king PhiBp, who, at the close of his life, became a 74 It need hardly be remarked that this genealogy is for the most part fabulous. Supposing that the Trojan war took place about B.C. 1000, the learned informant of king Henry omits about fourteen hundred years. « More generally called Clovis. 6 Charlemagne. 77 Hugh Capet.

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